Off the Hour / May 2, 5-6pm / Who's City? Our City!

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Featured on today’s program:

-The Who’s City collective is holding a public assembly in Little Burgundy this Sunday on resistance to gentrification across the island of Montreal. The assembly is an organizing initiative which hopes to arrive at a common position and a commitment to struggle together. We’ll hear from Norman Laforce, one of the organizers of the assembly.

-Yesterday was MayDay, International Workers Day. The occasion was marked at McGill by labour unions speaking out on campus against administrative changes at Mcgill that impact many who work at the university. We’ll hear a report filed by CKUT’s Cecilia MacArthur.

-Last week’s report on The Best and Worst Cities for Women in Canada, released by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, was met with widespread acclaim across the country.  Off the Hour’s Andre Goulet spoke with Kate MacInturff, the report’s author, to explore some of the statistical data and to talk about what Quebec’s doing right.

-We’ll also hear the latest edition of Street Beat, produced by homeless youth and women at Chez Pops and Chez Doris.

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